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Old 08-11-2009, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Love him or hate him? I love the little guy. He even has his own wikipedia and myspace.

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Old 08-11-2009, 02:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm going backpacking in New Zealand soon. Maybe I'll see him. Sounds like the 'Belgrave Wizard' a similar guy around where I live...
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There's a guy around where I live who lives in a shopping trolley, that has all his worldly possessions also inside it. He takes this trolley everywhere, and is completely allowed to do so - even on buses, which is completely breaking the law but yknow... a mans gotta travel.

I regularly see him on my walk to and from college, combing his beard and creating a sandwich out of the most extravagant of food products. One time, I stepped out of my front door and he was actually walking around my road... I have no idea how he managed to get there.

He sometimes goes away for a while, and some other, younger fella takes over the whole trolley-pushing business... I don't know the relation between the pair, but the general consensus is that the older one pays the younger one to look after the trolley whilst he goes on holiday.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There is any number of these people in every major town so to love or hate them is kinda lame. Moondog is still the ultimate hobo.

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